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Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
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Summary

Seasoned Respiratory Therapist with 19 years of experience in healthcare locations and community-based settings. Highly skilled in patient assessments, blood gas analysis and interpretation and airway management. Successful at implementing best practices to advance respiratory therapy outcomes. Flexible hard worker ready to learn and contribute to team success.

Skills
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Medical Terminology
  • MS Office Proficiency
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Medication Administration
  • Clinical Leadership
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Patient and Caregiver Education
  • Equipment Setup
  • Caring Bedside Manner
  • Treatment Administration
  • Safety Protocols and Procedures
  • Care Plan Management
  • Patient Education
  • Strong Clinical Judgment
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Problem-Solving
  • Patient Care Documentation
  • Equipment Maintenance and Troubleshooting
  • Drug Administration Trained
  • Outpatient Care
  • Team Collaboration
  • Infection Control
  • Respiratory Equipment Setup
  • Equipment Cleaning
  • Reporting and Documentation
  • Team Management
  • Good Work Ethic
Experience
04/2008 to Current
Registered Respiratory Therapist Huntsville Hospital Red Bay, AL,
  • Determined patient safety risks to identify medical intervention needs.
  • Conducted therapeutic and diagnostic procedures with treatment methods and equipment.
  • Evaluated patients for deficiencies and abnormalities and made medical decisions based on assessments.
  • Interacted with patients, family members and physicians to coordinate patient care.
  • Performed bronchopulmonary drainage and assisted patients with breathing exercises.
  • Conducted cardiopulmonary resuscitation and airway maintenance.
  • Administered medication and ventilatory support.
  • Adhered to standards of excellence for respiratory care and diagnostic services.
  • Performed services on-site, at outpatient clinics and in patient homes.
  • Followed established guidelines to compliantly deliver services.
  • Set up and monitored mechanical ventilators and handled associated critical care duties.
  • Tracked changes in blood chemistry, vital signs and other markers of improvement or decompensation in critically ill patients.
  • Managed care of patients with diverse conditions alongside physicians, nurses and support team members.
  • Maintained patient airways with endotracheal intubation.
  • Enforced physicians' orders for specific treatment protocols and durations.
  • Provided artificial respiration, external cardiac massage and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Read prescription information and laboratory results to assess patients' needs and conditions.
  • Operated mechanical ventilators following specified parameters of treatment.
  • Led and motivated 5 employees through supervision, training and coaching on duties and daily operational activities.
  • Created and implemented policies and procedures for effective respiratory care management.
  • Managed operations in accordance with budget requirements.
  • Coordinated delivery of exceptional patient care by evaluating workflows and facilitating positive changes.
  • Reviewed and assessed staff processes, reducing hazards posed for residents and staff while promoting regulatory compliance.
  • Participated in daily meetings with department heads to discuss census information, admissions and discharges for residents.
  • Implemented procedures to achieve and maintain DNV accreditation.
  • Collaborated with multi-disciplinary staff to improve overall patient care and response times.
  • Initiated training and education programs for supporting healthcare staff.
  • Optimized case and clinical management and recommended plans to improve safety and health programs.
  • Collaborated with Quality Team to develop outcomes statistics.
  • Communicated with patients with compassion while keeping medical information private.
04/2008 to 10/2009
Registered Respiratory Therapist Huntsville Hospital Boaz, AL,
  • Determined patient safety risks to identify medical intervention needs.
  • Conducted therapeutic and diagnostic procedures with treatment methods and equipment.
  • Evaluated patients for deficiencies and abnormalities and made medical decisions based on assessments.
  • Interacted with patients, family members and physicians to coordinate patient care.
  • Performed bronchopulmonary drainage and assisted patients with breathing exercises.
  • Conducted cardiopulmonary resuscitation and airway maintenance.
  • Administered medication and ventilatory support.
  • Adhered to standards of excellence for respiratory care and diagnostic services.
  • Performed services on-site, at outpatient clinics and in patient homes.
  • Followed established guidelines to compliantly deliver services.
  • Set up and monitored mechanical ventilators and handled associated critical care duties.
  • Tracked changes in blood chemistry, vital signs and other markers of improvement or decompensation in critically ill patients.
  • Managed care of patients with diverse conditions alongside physicians, nurses and support team members.
  • Maintained patient airways with endotracheal intubation.
  • Enforced physicians' orders for specific treatment protocols and durations.
  • Provided artificial respiration, external cardiac massage and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Read prescription information and laboratory results to assess patients' needs and conditions.
  • Operated mechanical ventilators following specified parameters of treatment.
12/2004 to 04/2009
Registered Respiratory Therapist Huntsville Hospital Huntsville, AL,
  • Determined patient safety risks to identify medical intervention needs.
  • Conducted therapeutic and diagnostic procedures with treatment methods and equipment.
  • Evaluated patients for deficiencies and abnormalities and made medical decisions based on assessments.
  • Interacted with patients, family members and physicians to coordinate patient care.
  • Performed bronchopulmonary drainage and assisted patients with breathing exercises.
  • Conducted cardiopulmonary resuscitation and airway maintenance.
  • Adhered to standards of excellence for respiratory care and diagnostic services.
  • Performed services on-site, at outpatient clinics and in patient homes.
  • Followed established guidelines to compliantly deliver services.
  • Set up and monitored mechanical ventilators and handled associated critical care duties.
  • Tracked changes in blood chemistry, vital signs and other markers of improvement or decompensation in critically ill patients.
  • Managed care of patients with diverse conditions alongside physicians, nurses and support team members.
  • Maintained patient airways with endotracheal intubation.
  • Enforced physicians' orders for specific treatment protocols and durations.
  • Provided artificial respiration, external cardiac massage and assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
  • Read prescription information and laboratory results to assess patients' needs and conditions.
  • Operated mechanical ventilators following specified parameters of treatment.
Education and Training
Expected in 04/2016
Bachelor of Science: Respiratory Care With Advanced Clinical Practice
Independence University - Salt Lake City, UT
GPA:
Expected in 06/2005
Respiratory Care: Respiratory Care
Pioneer Technology Center - Ponca City, OK
GPA:
Expected in 05/2005
Associate of Applied Science: Respiratory Care
Northern Oklahom College - Tonkawa, OK,
GPA:
Accomplishments
  • Recognized as Employee of the month for outstanding performance and team contributions.
  • Asked to be a member of the Standard Committee Team due to high performance of customer satisfaction as well as continuous involvement in employee and community activities and programs.
  • Pulmonary Disease Educator
  • Member of the AARC
Certifications
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support
  • Neonatal Advanced Life Support
  • Basic Life Support
  • Pulmonary Disease Educator

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School Attended

  • Independence University
  • Pioneer Technology Center
  • Northern Oklahom College

Job Titles Held:

  • Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist
  • Registered Respiratory Therapist

Degrees

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Respiratory Care
  • Associate of Applied Science

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